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The Community Round-up

With only two weeks to go before the kick-off of a certain summer tournament, the Fantasy Football Scout Community have been focused on the build-up and potential fall-out from the World Cup on our domestic campaigns.

Our Hot Topics consider the extent of the fatigue factor on day one of the Premier League season, while we also consider those players likely to contribute to the Gameweek 1 template.

Elsewhere, World Cup Fantasy occupies our thoughts, as discussions touch on the start date and mechanics of the forthcoming official game from McDonalds.

Finally, news of a brand new community tournament – based on the World Cup friendlies starting tonight – ends our round-up.

The Community Articles

RedLightning ‘s analysis of the newly promoted teams to the Premier League from 2010-2018 has already found a place on our required reading list for the summer.

His findings suggest that we should tread carefully when considering Championship strikers, while clean sheets have also proved hard to come by in previous years. Thanks to increased save points, it is the goalkeepers that should occupy our thoughts based on his handy retrospective.

Elsewhere, Stoichkov#8 has taken the initiative and filled the gap for us Fantasy managers while we wait for the World Cup opener. He has set up a new Fantasy tournament running from tonight through to June 12, focusing on the forthcoming friendlies, with eight Gameweeks spanning the next 12 days. Managers must post on the Community Article each day with their selections, and he will do the rest.

Don’t forget, if you’ve got some analysis, scout reports, or features brewing, be sure to visit our community section to submit your article.

The Hottest Topics

Planning for the new season is already in swing as Triggerlips raised the prospect of introducing more FPL position categories as an improvement to the game. He suggests attacking and defensive midfield positions, as well as splitting the defence.

Away from potential rule changes, we switched attention to “FPL bang for buck” with our Hot Topic which looked to predict the best value players to emerge next season.

Meanwhile, FFFrøg considered how influential beaten Champions League finalists Liverpool will be in our Fantasy seasons, predicting them to make a crucial contribution to the Gameweek 1 template.

World Cup fatigue could be a factor that influences the teamsheets for that opening weekend, and we asked how likely this was to enter into our thinking when devising our initial squads.

Pep Guardiola typically requires little reason to frustrate us with his line-up, and with speculation on their future signings gathering pace, we also asked how we will approach Manchester City’s assets should the rotation risk escalate next season.

Switching back to the imminent World Cup Fantasy games, FFFrøg returned to provide some much-needed clarity on the launch of the McDonalds Fifa format.

Meanwhile, BITM2007 focused on the chips in that game, to present a strong case for activating them over the knockout stages.

To view all our discussions please visit our Hot Topics page.

The Community Tournaments

The World Cup Friendlies Fantasy Tournament started today, and the standings will be updated in next weeks Community Round-up. You can join the tournament in the relevant Community Article right here.

Meanwhile, organiser Stoichkov#8 clarified a few points for the tournament in this Hot Topic.

If you are considering setting up a community tournament for the World Cup and would like the latest scores included in future Community Round-ups, please email us a summary of the current leaders and a link to your league, spreadsheet, or head to head competition at geoff@fantasyfootballscout.co.uk.

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  1. RECKLESS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Can we have an analysis of Arsenal squad under Unai Emery like we had for promoted squads? Will help us decide what players will be in favor depending on his system and his historic preferences for Europa over league glory. Especially interested on possible effect on Ramsey/Aubameyang/Mustafi/Cech/Ozil

    1. Freddo
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      No one will know.

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 1 Year
        5 months, 19 days ago

        True but it's not a bad idea tbh especially with already 2 new managerial appointments made then maybe nearer the start could do a new manager round-up?
        How their style may affect certain players etc.

        1. RECKLESS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 18 days ago

          YEs that sounds great

          1. G-Whizz
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            • 1 Year
            5 months, 18 days ago

            🙂

    2. Jake Donahue
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      If Ramsey is priced similar to last season he could be brilliant. I'm hoping he can add some steal which could make defence an option

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Yeah, I'm a big Ramsey fan. Hopefully he'll be nailed on...

    3. Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Yeah I think this is a really good idea

      1. RECKLESS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        Thank you Geoff for consideration. I know I am asking this too early, but as soon as frienlies are finished articles on Unai, pellegrini and silva as spencer suggested below will be great help! Especially fpl goldies like Ramsey/Walcott/Arnie/Creswell/Coleman can be looked at

        1. RECKLESS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 18 days ago

          Friendlies*

    4. Spencer - American Dycho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 7 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      That would be fantastic.

      Everton under Silva and West Ham under Pellegrini would also be good, though we know a bit more about their style of play.

      1. Norman Conquest
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        i remember last summer thinking west ham and everton would do really well with their acquisitions

        i wont be making that mistake again

        1. Spencer - American Dycho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Think there’ll be some bargains there actually.

          1. Norman Conquest
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            hope so lets see who they sign

        2. Triggerlips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          And Gabbiadini was going to score heaps for Southampton

    5. Blue Lion's Biatch
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      There is plenty online about his tactics and preferences. Do the work son 😉

  2. Ragabolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Egypt just put up a hardcore park the bus display to deny Colombia 0-0 without Salah. Hegazi was the best player for me. I guess I will take that any day especially if we could repeat that against Uruguay.

    1. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      That was a decent result against Colombia.

      Maybe losing Salah for a while may be a blessing in disguise as it will give the rest of the team a chance to come to the fore and when Salah returns Egypt might be all the stronger and will be ready to kick on to the knockout stage.

      1. Ragabolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        I hope so!

    2. Norman Conquest
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      might look at egypt for one of my defenders who would you suggest ragabolly

      1. Ragabolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Hegazi 100%. Best Egyptian player now after Salah and our full backs have exactly zero attacking potential.

        1. Norman Conquest
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          cheers mate will wait for prices but i will need 2 budget defenders i think to enable some big hitters up front

    3. Captain Kakaroto
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 18 days ago

      they really know how to park the bus...
      I see a lot of rotation at the GK rule. who is your first 1 for the WC?

      1. FFFrøg⭐️
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        It's El-Hadary I think (yes he's 45)

        1. Captain Kakaroto
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 18 days ago

          Thats what i thought but looking last 3 games he doesnt start

      2. Ragabolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        Elhadary should be first choice yeah

  3. pakornk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Lloris shouldnt be held in a high regard as one of the top goalkeepers. Mistake after mistake, in domestic and international level. Just an average goalkeeper.

  4. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    What is Ville Ronke up to these days? Haven't seen him post in a while.

    1. The Big Cheese
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I think he spends most of his downtime fly fishing

    2. Jake Donahue
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Has he / she / it ever posted, do they even know this site exists?

      1. The Big Cheese
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        He uses another name

        1. The Big Cheese
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          I guess we all do when you think about it.

          1. Klopptomist - Guardiolas of…
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 19 days ago

            Deep

            1. The Big Cheese
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              5 months, 19 days ago

              And hard

              1. Klopptomist - Guardiolas of…
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 19 days ago

                Reported

                1. The Big Cheese
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 19 days ago

                  There goes another perfectly innocent conversation.

                  Shuffle up chaps comments will be dissapearing here soon.

                  1. Klopptomist - Guardiolas of…
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    🙂

        2. PUMPKINHEAD
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Scotty doesn't

          1. teneighty
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            know, Scotty doesn't know!

      2. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        He/she may not be able to speak English for all we know.

        It kind of reminds me of that movie The Truman Show where he is center stage and a huge star but he does not know it.

        1. Jake Donahue
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Wouldn't that be brilliant. They have no idea there is a work discussing their every move

    3. Sean.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Creepy Weirdo Lurker

      1. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Nice that you came out of the shadows to share that with us Sean. 🙂

    4. Red Dagger ✪
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I've been here all along....

    5. Sean.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I may be not on here a lot these days Ogie, more on the facebook groups, but i post in my real name and those who know me will verify i'm not adverse to speaking out on a subjuct.

      1. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        A man after my own heart. 🙂

        Sean is also my real name but everyone calls me Ogie. 😉

        1. Sean.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          I see that, impressive record too, if you're on Facebook mate , look me up, i have some groups you may be be intested in .
          https://www.facebook.com/sean.tobin.142

          1. Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            I have my moments.

            I have a facebook account but never use it but i will check your page out for sure. 🙂

    6. Triggerlips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Working as an extra on the next series of vikings

  5. Norman Conquest
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    what is the minimum score you would expect from an attacking player in the mcdonalds game before considering subbing them out i would prob go with 5 points

    1. The Big Cheese
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      You just have your team staggered throughout the fixtures. There always plares with one or two points to get rid of but you don't switch them until the last minute in case someone turns up who does even worse

      1. Norman Conquest
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        yea i understand i could swap someone out with 2 points and the replacement could get sent off

        1. The Big Cheese
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Thats right. A player who has been sent off cannot be subbed out IIRC which is annoying. Never make your subs before you have to is a big thing in Sky

      2. The Big Cheese
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        The difficult bit is deciding when to stick on a captain.

        1. Norman Conquest
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          yea that backfired last time on me

          1. The Big Cheese
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            Dragovic cost me OR1 after the first round of fixtures in the Euro's and it still hurts.

            1. Norman Conquest
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 19 days ago

              ouch

            2. RedArrows
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 18 days ago

              Yeah me too. I had decent points in Giroud but got greedy

    2. Sean.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      would have to be an exceptional circumstance to sub a 5 pointer out

      1. Norman Conquest
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        yea 5 points is safe i think

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Safe is for pussíes. It's only a game. Go for the big scores.

          1. Norman Conquest
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            ok then i will

    3. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Depends which matchday and round it is.

  6. Kane Toads
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Membership renewed!

    1. Norman Conquest
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      woop woop

  7. Kasper the ghost keeper
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Best world cup fantasy?

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      McDonalds when it opens on the 7th

    2. The Big Cheese
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      England ever winning it again.

      1. Red Dagger ✪
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Haha! This. And I'm English for full disclosure.

        1. The Big Cheese
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          As am I

  8. Norman Conquest
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    those chilli peanuts are really kicking in now at least it sent the wife to bed

  9. yakirh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Trippier likely to start in the world cup?

    Which defenders are in the England lineup?

    1. Nascimento
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Yes

      Trippier + Walker + Jonesy

      Smalling's been robbed of a spot so won't feature. Maybe Maguire.

      1. yakirh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Thanks mate
        Trippier seems like great value then
        Do you think he will play all 3 games?

  10. Bad Kompany
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Danilo should start in the wc now that Dani Alves is injured, right?

    I'm going to play the telegraph game and for it you get points for key contributions. Thoughts on what players this would benefit most? I'm thinking that it will help players like Kroos, KDB, Modric, Coutinho, etc. the most. Do you think that this could help midfielders score more points than forwards?

  11. Jacky boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Isn't there a way like USD or perfectmoney to pay for membership?
    We are blocked in iran and I don't have access to paypal and stripe

  12. *sigh*
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Re hot topic next seasons bargains.
    1.I think this Wolves team with the money they have to spend and their attacking full backs may turn out to be the best promoted side (fpl wise) in a very long time.Looking to have at least two of them in my team.
    2.A saints defender plus Charlie Austin if they don’t bring in another striker (same goes for Tosun)
    3.Mendy if fit.
    4.Also Sessegnon is a gem.
    There’s half my squad sorted already!

    1. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I wouldnt be happy with 2 players from Wolves and Saints in my team 😮

      1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 18 days ago

        I wouldn't mind owning Willy Boly at 4.5 just for the name

      2. *sigh*
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        You will have to make some sacrifices somewhere if you’re wanting Salah Auba etc. in there.
        Wolves attacking full backs particularly Douglas look good and Neves in midfield also high potential.Saints will perform better under Hughes after preseason imo.

        1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 18 days ago

          Neves is a deep- lying CM who only got as many goals as he did in the Championship because it's the Championship. He is not a fantasy option. Also Douglas will be 5.0, not really a bargain

          1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 18 days ago

            Certainly an option, but not a bargain

            1. *sigh*
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              5 months, 18 days ago

              Depends on ppg.Robertson was a bargain last season and he wasn’t the most expensive was he?

              1. *sigh*
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                5 months, 18 days ago

                Also I understand Neves is deep lying which should make him cheap similar to Mili last season.

                1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 18 days ago

                  Lots of hype around him though. They'll price him higher to catch casuals out

                  1. *sigh*
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    5 months, 18 days ago

                    Casuals won’t know him surely?

                    1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
                      • 1 Year
                      5 months, 18 days ago

                      I don't know. Most English based casuals would I would have thought, although you're right many from overseas would probably care less about the Championship. He did still make championship Tots though.

    2. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Lol saints defence

      1. *sigh*
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        Yup next seasons bargains i.e. value for money. Think they’ll be more solid under Hughes.Stephens is one Im particularly looking at.

        1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 18 days ago

          Hughes barely saved them from relegation and the only way he did was by sacrificing the defence and trying to score goals.

          1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 18 days ago

            I don't think they'll improve much at all unless Hughes is given some real money and does something good with it which seems anti Southampton ethos

            1. *sigh*
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              5 months, 18 days ago

              Time will tell.Stoke only struggled after they lost Arnie.He has the defenders there to do well if better organised.

              1. badgerboy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 18 days ago

                And with a centre midfield of Romeu and Hojbjerg sat in front of them they could be tight.

                1. *sigh*
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  5 months, 18 days ago

                  Very true.

                  1. *sigh*
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    5 months, 18 days ago

                    May name
                    my team “lol Saints defence”

                    1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
                      • 1 Year
                      5 months, 18 days ago

                      Fair 😀

        2. badgerboy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 18 days ago

          If he sticks to a back 3 Cedric and Bertrand could be good pick ups.

    3. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Will Sessegnon still be a gem if he's a 6.5 mid?

      1. child of God
        5 months, 18 days ago

        I do think so

      2. *sigh*
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        Obviously it’s down to the fpl gods and their pricing.

  13. G-Whizz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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    • 1 Year
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Wolves confirm signings of Afobe and Boly.
    https://twitter.com/premierleague/status/1002781620653477889

    1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 18 days ago

      I swear Boly was confirmed ages ago

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 1 Year
        5 months, 18 days ago

        Probably, just found it on Twitter 🙂
        Sometimes they lump yesterday's news in with today's on a first refresh, just thought as it now has been officially announced to get it out there...

  14. Legomané
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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    • 1 Year
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Humour me... ( no 'please no more chips responses 🙄 )

    Next season, there are FIVE chips + two WC's.
    The WC pattern of 1 each half is kept - and - a minimum of 2 chips must also be played each half.

    Assuming we all do our usual, and save 3 chips for the DGW's in the 2nd half of the season, which two chips would you use in the first half?

    TC - Triple Captain
    BB - Bench Boost
    FH - Free Hit
    PB - Park the bus*
    AP - Autopilot**

    *as per Eliteserien, all 5 defenders score double points
    **similar to McDonslds 'Maximum Captain' only your entire XI including captain is autopicked based on your best scorers (e.g. your bench GK would be auto subbed on if he outscored your starter)

    For me, the FH would be carried over for blanks in the second half, but I think there's a great degree of diversity over which of the others you would play, and when...GO!

    1. PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      I'd like a chip that banishes all other chips to the moon. Thus making the game more about the season rather than 3 dgw and a blank.

      1. Legomané
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 1 Year
        5 months, 18 days ago

        🙄 🙂

        1. PUMPKINHEAD
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 18 days ago

          In all seriousness id like just the one WC. Remove the TC because it's pointless . I'd keep BB and probably go with the defensive one

          No FH chip

          Or how about give users 1 WC. And 1 each of the others. ( no FH) . They can play only 2 of them but it's up to them which ones

          1. PUMPKINHEAD
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 18 days ago

            Nothing allowed around DGWs

            1. Legomané
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 18 days ago

              This is the sort of rule which overcomplicates the game though, and would be a turn off to the more casual user.

              1. PUMPKINHEAD
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                5 months, 18 days ago

                Exactly 😆

          2. Legomané
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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            • 1 Year
            5 months, 18 days ago

            TBH, I feel it's unrealistic to think that FPL will ever revert to less than the current crop of 2x WC + 3x chips. Far more likely to increase than decrease whatever the chip-burners want!

      2. Legomané
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 1 Year
        5 months, 18 days ago

        Come on Pumpy, I asked you to humour me...not be humourous 😀
        Interested to see if there's a common theme of which chips would be saved for DGW's. I'm not sure there would be. Think it'd create a degree of diversity in strategy that would be refreshing. Certainly better than just doubling up the current crop of chips that we have...which has been suggested lots elsewhere (which incidentally would lead to a total of SIX chips 😮 )

        1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 18 days ago

          BB and AP would be used first half the most I think. It would be between AP and TC for most

        2. PUMPKINHEAD
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 18 days ago

          Oh ok then if i must 🙂 Probably TC and park the bus. I think these 2 would prove the most worthless in the 2nd part of the season . Let's face it TC isn't all that , Carroll Kun Kane are my last 3 TC'S, which speaks volumes . I'd play it when Salah plays the worse looking team .

          Park the bus id probably look to play it after the first WC setting myself up for a bit of a block defence .

    2. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 18 days ago

      I'd like any excuse to spunk BB without planning too much for it

      1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 18 days ago

        In fact, I'd really, really love for them to replace BB with Park the Bus

        1. Legomané
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          • 1 Year
          5 months, 18 days ago

          This is good, I like this...never been a fan of the BB planned for a DGW and the effect it has on your 15 as a whole. Fluked 25 pts this season thanks to SGW Milivojevic's contribution of 9 😮

        2. G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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          • 1 Year
          5 months, 18 days ago

          This
          BB I think is a waste of time and AP or BP in it's place would be marked improvement imo 🙂

          1. PUMPKINHEAD
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 18 days ago

            I think BB is more useful than TC whizz. No?

            1. Legomané
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              • 1 Year
              5 months, 18 days ago

              Diversity in strategy CONFIRMED 🙂

            2. G-Whizz
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              • 1 Year
              5 months, 18 days ago

              Not for me, can't say I see the worth tbh because you still need to set your team up to use it. Whereas with TC you only need to draft one player in for that particular Gameweek...

    3. XabiAlonso
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      I’d use autopilot in the first half.
      Possibly bench boost in week 1 where I’d create a balanced team of mid priced players so I could have a great bench. Then i would wildcard in about week 3 or 4 as usual.

      1. Legomané
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 1 Year
        5 months, 18 days ago

        BB GW1 has its risks too, but interesting thought for sure - a fast start is something i crave having never had 🙂

        1. Freddo
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 18 days ago

          It's no more risky than using it in a double at the end of the season and having 2 or 3 players who are rotated, obviously you don't select any punts or doubts for a start at all as you have one shot at it.

          You'll also save on giving points back or spending them to fix up a bench before or after use, that in itself gives it the edge for me.

          I spent 8 points to fix my bench to use in the BB, defeated the object of using it to gain from extra players.

    4. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 18 days ago

      I think WC and BB just before winter fixture rush kicks in, so you have a good bench before the fixtures start to kill

      1. Freddo
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 18 days ago

        The BB at the end of the season is a complete waste now, football has evolved quickly with the money pumped into the game, it's such squad game now and at the end of a long season it's going to be rare that you nail 15 players playing twice.

        1. Legomané
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          • 1 Year
          5 months, 18 days ago

          This is my issue. Used at the end of the season it also means you end up weakening your 11 to spread quality over your 15, which isn't ideal for the run in.

          It's an interesting argument though as you'll get plenty on here saying BB in a DGW is essential as it's a free extra 8pts.

  15. G-Whizz
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    • 1 Year
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Alternative HoF
    All-Time FPL Manager World Ranking by @PremierFPLTools

    "This list consists of the top 250 managers of all-time based on performance within the current season plus the previous 5 seasons."
    https://premierfantasytools.com/fantasy-premier-league-manager-ranking-table/

    If you click in the "Analysis" column it gives you each manager's season data in full, and yes it won't be to everyone's liking but it is what it is... 🙂

    1. fclackless [RoboKlopp]
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Cheers G ... this is still making me chuckle second time around.

      1. G-Whizz
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        • 1 Year
        5 months, 18 days ago

        Shouldn't take long for the "it's not right, it needs to have this factored in and that factored in" brigade to come up with their version 😆

        On a serious note though when I compare their season stats to mine, it's only just dawning on me just now how serious the captain choice is. It's always been something I've "played" around with in the past but those days will have to be numbered now...

        1. fclackless [RoboKlopp]
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          5 months, 18 days ago

          Yeah my captaincy record is appalling ... according to the stats my best strategy might be to pick my captain and vice captain then at the last minute switch them as I think my vice outscored the cap by over 100 pts last season.

          1. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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            • 1 Year
            5 months, 18 days ago

            Mine not great, but I don't think as bad as yours but there's definitely room for improvement:
            Total captain score 516
            Captain score had you swapped all C / VC 448
            Captain score as % of overall score 23.79%

            Need to strap down the maverick in me and just play sensible (dullard?) for once, but I know deep down that will be an impossible task 😆

          2. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 18 days ago

            Was that vice usually Salah though?

            1. fclackless [RoboKlopp]
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              5 months, 18 days ago

              I'd have to check but quite possibly!

              1. G-Whizz
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                • 1 Year
                5 months, 18 days ago

                Have a look here:
                https://anewpla.net/fpl/report/

                Gave me:
                Possible Total Points if you Always Captained Highest Scorer out of (C) and (VC) : 2237

                Difference Between your Total Points and the Above Number : -68

                Possible Total Points if you Always Captained Highest Scorer : 2410

                I'm not expecting to have the perfect season by any stretch of the imagination, but it's easy to see that my captain score could have been better overall...

                1. fclackless [RoboKlopp]
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  5 months, 18 days ago

                  cheers, for me not quite as bad as I remembered .... only 96 points more for the vice.

                  1. G-Whizz
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                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 18 days ago

                    Think I need to nail the captain choice (more) over the VC choice to see an improvement first of all and then take it from there 🙂

              2. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 18 days ago

                In that case, maybe going vice everytime next season might not be viable because someone like Salah doesnt come every year 😉

            2. G-Whizz
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              • 1 Year
              5 months, 18 days ago

              No, in fact Salah was my most capped player (8)...

    2. Numb - I am Groot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      2nd in this one, 3rd in the FFS one. Close enough.

      1. G-Whizz
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        • 1 Year
        5 months, 18 days ago

        Not bad form that, not bad at all. Seen worse... 😆

    3. feed feo
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Good list Whizz, I'm 39th. It ignores my first year which is handy. In some ways these hofs reward mediocrity and encourage a herd mentality.

      1. G-Whizz
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        • 1 Year
        5 months, 18 days ago

        Wow! Congrats! I won't have a rating here (for obvious reasons) but I don't see how you come to that conclusion of rewarding mediocrity and encouraging a herd mentality? Are you saying people will take decisions to protect their HoF rank? My mediocrity was rewarded with a HoF rank of 12,455 😆

        1. feed feo
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 18 days ago

          Honestly I've disimproved as a player as I've followed trends out of fear/laziness/cowardice. You'll notice teams are very similar amongst the hof folk.

          1. G-Whizz
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            • 1 Year
            5 months, 18 days ago

            I see, yes I did see this quite a lot towards the end of the season when people were asking about EO and the like. At the end of the day, I guess I should be happy if I can say "Oh well, my score is my score, at least I played it my way..."

  16. FFFrøg⭐️
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44130553

    This quite neatly sums up my reservations with this France squad. Deschamps can never seem to pick the right squad at the right time, and if he starts Giroud through this World Cup I think this will be proven. They have a phenomenal squad but he is an average manager at best who makes more mistakes than most others. He consistently fails to get Pogba to play well, when that should be one of his priorities and his defence has consistent lapses that lead to them giving away poor goals. I think they will get out of the group, but only having been beaten by one of Peru or Denmark. They've lacked a clear or consistent goalscorer since the Euros, as shown by their top goalscorers in qualifying being Giroud and Griezmann with 4 apiece - if they start Dembele, Mbappe and Griezmann against Australia this gives them their best chance of success but I still don't see any of these players finishing the tournament with more than 2, or maximum 3, goals each; it's just not how Deschamps gets them to play. Griezmann certainly won't live up to the 10m+ pricetag he's given in the Mcdonald's game and I will be steering clear.

  17. G-Whizz
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    • 1 Year
    5 months, 18 days ago

    FPL Updates&Tips
    ‏ @FPLUpdates_Tips

    Manchester United will offer Real Madrid £121.8m for 28-year-old winger Gareth Bale. (Source: AS)
    https://twitter.com/FPLUpdates_Tips/status/1002827685360488448

    1. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 1 Year
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Will they let him go for that?
      Will he want to go to Manchester United?
      Who's your favourite right now to land his signature?

      1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 18 days ago

        I'd rather he didn't come to the prem at all then go to United
        For fantasy reasons as much as anything else

      2. Tommytour
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        Think he may stay now personally now Zidane has gone, new manager will surely start him!

        1. G-Whizz
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          • 1 Year
          5 months, 18 days ago

          This

    2. Fantasy Gold
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Never gonna get him.

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 1 Year
        5 months, 18 days ago

        I'm thinking that too which is a shame as they would seem to be getting there with Bale and Sanchez in their ranks...

    3. fclackless [RoboKlopp]
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Bale would've been a good fit for the fergie utd but not the present one unless maureen is given the boot.

  18. Camzy
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    It's been years since I've played Fantasy, but I love Fantasy World Cup so I'm back! Excited for the McDonalds game to launch and to start afresh.